Sunday, September 14, 2014

Sunday Kayaking

 Today's sea kayak training in the morning, and sea kayak trip in the afternoon ran from Port Erin Beach. It was a busy and satisfying day on the water! : )
 We look forward to seeing everyone on the training session next Sunday morning, and the guys on the trip when you come Coasteering with us shortly : )
Keirron & the Team

early evening Coasteering

 Yesterday's late afternoon / early evening Coasteering session was highly enjoyable!
 Led by Kim Tastagh, the route took in the most exciting parts of Peel Castle, including the cave which travels beneath St Patrick's Isle on which the Castle is built!
 A tremendous team building activity and as well as a whole lot of fun with your mates!!

The sea sitting at 16 degrees and the weather predicted mild for at least another week...

 A real journey of adventure... in fitted 5mm steamer wetsuits...
led by highly experienced, trained professionals.
An ideal combination!!

Corporate Sea Kayak Trip

 Saturday morning was a Corporate Sea Kayak Trip, setting off from Fenella Beach Peel and heading south, exploring the rocky coastline, watching the seals...
 A group of real beginners, who transformed throughout the session, looking like confident paddlers and return journey from Contrary Head.
 Consensus - "we'll definitely do that again!"
I know there were a few folks asking 'what's next' and info about how to learn to kayak.
We've a few more pics here, we;ll send them onto you : )

 The afternoon was an introduction to sea kayaking on the Isle of Man for two lads from Greece...
 They adored the spectacular scenery, the relaxed feel of the Isle of Man and the close interaction with wildlife. I know we'll be seeing them on the water again!

Youth to Uni

 We had a get together with the Youth Scholarship team on Friday for a final Coasteering session before they leap into further education and work...
 Sam heads for Aberystwyth University to study Sports Science
Tom is taking a gap year (including 6 months training in Canada) before taking General Engineering at Durham University
Emma begins an intensive Ski Instructors course at Xmas then continues the ski season in Canada
Mairi heads off to Newcastle University to study Business and English
Katia has begun her Art Foundation course at the Isle of Man College (and continues to paddle with the Adventure Club at weekends)
Fergus is relishing his trainee position with the Adventurous Experiences coaching team
Lucy heads up to York St John University to study Physical Education 
 Really great to see everyone stretching themselves on the session, having fun and moving onto the next stage in their successful journey through life...
 I can't wait to see the whole team give their presentation of the Expedition to Vancouver Island, at Christmas time! Venue and date (open to the public) TBC...

 Evening Paddle

 Friday evening paddle off Peel, with a group consisting mostly of teams from last year's Adventure Race... the girls were enthusiastically chatting about the 2013 Race  

quote "that was the best event we have ever done"

 really good to see how its inspired you to have more adventures!
 Sam led this paddle as I split off with the training group to practice wet skills along the way : )
We look forward to seeing you all on the water again soon!
Keirron & the Team